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Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:22am PT
Merry Christmas to all of you who lavished such Love and concern on me during the dog days early on. And an especially Merry Christmas to those who might find themselves alone today.

"I'll be home for Christmas,
If only in my dreams."

And that's no a problem as I've always believed in dreaming.

Thank you everyone for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers.

John Long

Dec 24, 2012 - 09:46am PT
You look good, John.

Hospitals are not healthy places to be. Get well soon.

Social climber
Dec 24, 2012 - 10:04am PT
hey there say, john... just stepped in to see how you are....

yep--you are not forgotten here, either, ...

say, john, or say:

say, someone:

PLEASE let me know where to send his card and this dreamcathcer for him...

say, john:
oh my! since you will be there a while, least wise IT IS NOT late, :O

keep on getting well, and may god's grace be with you!
say, what's your FAVORITE COLOR by the way, :))


Social climber
Dec 24, 2012 - 10:09am PT
hey there say, RickA...

as to this:
His leg is elevated by a pulley system. I helped a nurse adjust the contraption holding up his leg and was able to make myself useful by tying a secure double bowline to hold the counterweights. John and I joked to the nurse about the importance of deferring to an expert like myself to make sure that nothing could possibly go wrong with the knot. :)

nice to see some humor here, ;)
Captain...or Skully

Dec 24, 2012 - 10:10am PT
Glad to see you improving, Largo. Keep it up!

Social climber
Dec 24, 2012 - 12:04pm PT
Glad to see you are getting better. I remember the time I spent in the hospital after I broke my back and how sweet it was when I finally escaped.
Hope that happens soon for you. Merry Christmas! Cheers to you Rick for being there for your buddy...
Park Rat

Social climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
Hi John,

I know a lot about being alone at Christmas having lost my husband 14 years ago.

That doesn't compare to what you're going through, it's hard enough to be injured, especially difficult during the holidays.

I'm sure it will come through this with flying colors and probably have a greater appreciation for the good health that you've enjoyed until now.

With good thoughts for your speedy recovery, I wish you all the best from balmy Florida.



Trad climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
Merry Christmas, Largo. Looks like you are getting a leg up on the new year....

Hopefully someone showed their friendship by bringing in some xmas day goodies and a nice meal!

And maybe is saving some video of you early on which is going to go sort of like this one:


Trad climber
el portal
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:20pm PT
Don't know you JL but your books have inspired me along the way. Thanks for that.

Heal up and lets have a rad fundraising party.

Northern Mexico
Dec 26, 2012 - 12:12am PT

Heal up Largo

Hospitals suck

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 26, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
Continuing to pray for you and remembering you in the incredible positive thoughts arena.

Sometime's hailing in the New Year has extra significance. Yours will be special I'm sure.

Lynne Leichtfuss or incognito as LL LL

Peace, Joy and Happy New Year.

Gym climber
Dec 26, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
"I'll be home for Christmas, ..."

We're with you John, because home is where the heart is. And from what I can tell, your heart is in an awful lot of places. Bring in the new year with some new light...

Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:50am PT
Visited John on Christmas day and he is rapidly improving, flirting with some nurses, conversing in Spanish with others. However he has to stay in the hospital for another week so the healing of the skin graft on his shin can be monitored. He does pullups on the trapeze thing above his head and his arms are still like young tree trunks. He is looking good, but "ho man," he had a lot of work on that leg.

I am back in Colorado so won't be seeing him in the next few days. I encourage those of you in So Cal to visit him at UCLA hospital over the end of the year and into the New Year.

John is unconquerable, but a month in the hospital is the essence of type III fun: not fun while doing it and even less fun in retrospect.

Let's hear some New Year's greetings and wishes for John.

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:56am PT
Just finished a month long hospital visit myself.

Let's heal up and crush the new year!

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
Visited with John again the other night. He was doing great. Pain and discomfot are the early and constant companions of the healing. But the Dude abides! John's spirit is bigger than the myth. We jaw jacked for a few hours and I left him with some very tasty pastries as requested!

Social climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
"jaw jacked"?

Does this mean Largo might need more skin grafts elsewhere?

Big Mike

Trad climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
Heal up well John. I hope those pictures I sent you work out.

Mike Cowper

Boulder climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
Credit: T H

Dec 30, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
He does pullups on the trapeze thing above his head

OK! Excellent, JL. Try working up to a front lever!

Seriously, miss your pithy and articulate posts, your turn of phrase and your humor . . . they make even the most dreadful thread a pleasure to follow.


Social climber
State of decay
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Credit: TYeary
John getting some sunshine for the first time in a month.
Photo courtesy, Lauren Di Scipio
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